our expertise

The Personalized Medicine Initiative (PMI) builds on existing expertise in life sciences, healthcare and industry to deliver on its mission of introducing technologies and a framework for personalized health care. The PMI is a non-profit, umbrella organization of personalized medicine stakeholders and resources.

 

LEADERSHIP

The PMI builds on existing strengths in academia, healthcare and industry. Membership in the PMI is open to all researchers, clinicians, dentists, pharmacists and healthcare providers and administrators in BC with interests in personalized medicine and will be grouped into the three platforms of Technology Development, Clinical Testing and Population Delivery.

PIETER CULLIS
Director LSI, UBC  
FRANCOIS BENARD
Sci. Dir. Functional Cancer Imaging 
CHRISTOPH BORCHERS
Facility Director, GBC Proteomics Centre UVic 
JENS BORNEMANN
Head Electrical & Computer Engineering, UVic 
MARCO CIUFOLINIV
Professor, Chemistry, UBC 
COLIN COLLINS
Senior Scientist, Vancouver Prostate Centre 
LEONARD FOSTER
Professor, UBC 
MAX CYNADER
Past Director, Brain Research Centre VCHRI and UBC  
CHERYL WELLINGTON
Dev. Neurosci & Child Health 
HELEN BURT
Associate Vice President, Research & International 
LARRY GOLDENBERG
Men’s Health  
CHRISTIAN NAUS
Professor, LSI 
SIMON PEACOCK
Dean of Science 
ANDRE IVANOV
Head Electrical Engineering, UBC 
CARL HANSEN
Professor, Physics 
GABE KALMAR
Executive Director – Operations, Genome BC 
JAMES JOHNSON
Diabetes Group, LSI, UBC 
ED GRANT
Professor & Head of Chemistry, UBC 
JOHN BABCOOK
VP Biologics, CDRD 
ED CONWAY
Director, Centre for Blood Research 
JAN FRIEDMAN
Executive Director, CFRI 
CAROLYN BROWN
Professor, Medical Genetics, UBC
ROSS MACGILLIVRAY
Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UBC
STEVE WITHERS
Professor, Chemistry, Former Director ChiBi, UBC 
TIMOTHY KIEFFER
Diabetes Group, LSI, UBC 
RAYMOND NG
Professor, Computer Sciences, UBC 
SOHRAB SHAH
Assistant Professor, BCCA, Chief Information Officer Contextual Genomics
STEVEN Jones
Professor, Medical Genetics, UBC , Head of Bioinformatics and Associate Director Genome Sciences Centre
Marco Marra
Director and Distinguished Scientist, Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre, BC Cancer Agency
Anne Condon
Professor and Head Department Computer Sciences, UBC
Corey Nislow
Associate Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC
Brian MacVicar
Professor and Co-Director of the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, UBC
Paul Pavlidis
Professor, ChiBi, UBC 
Martin Hirst
Assistant Professor, ChiBi, UBC
Paul Terry
CEO, PHEMI 
Fabio Rossi
Professor and Canada Research Chair in Regenerative Medicine, Medical Genetics, UBC
Michael Underhill
Scientific Director, CDRD, Professor BRC, UBC 
Shernaz Bamji
Assistant Professor, LSI, UBC 
Calvin Yip
Assistant Professor, LSI, UBC 
Filip Van Petegem
Associate Professor, LSI 
Francois Jean
Associate Professor, LSI 
Eric Accilli
Associate Professor, LSI 
Brett Finlay
Professor, Professor in the Michael Smith Laboratories, and the Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Microbiology and Immunology, UBC 
Bill Mohn
Professor, Microbiology and Immunology, LSI 
Robert Young
Professor, Chemistry SFU 
Michael Kobor
Professor, Department of Medical Genetics, UBC, Scientist, CMMT 
Richard Harrigan
Director of the Laboratory Program at the BC-CfE and an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine
DAVID HUNTSMAN
Professor Departments of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynaecology, UBC, CMO, Contextual Genomics 
FRANCOIS BENARD
Sci. Dir. Functional Cancer Imaging, BCCA 
Martin Dawes
Head Department of Family Practice, UBC 
MAX CYNADER
Director, Brain Research Centre VCHRI and UBC 
LARRY GOLDENEBRG
Head Dept. of Urology 
KEITH WALLEY
Prof UBC, Assistant Head/Basic Research, Medicine, St. Paul’s Hospital 
Julio Montaner
Director, Centre of Excellence in HIV/AIDS 
WILLIAM HONER
Head, Department of Psychiatry and Director, UBC Institute of Mental Health 
Kendall Ho
Head, EHealth Faculty of Medicine, UBC  
GARTH WARNOCK
Co-Director – Ike Barber Human Islet Transplant Laboratory and BC Islet Transplant Program 
BRUCE MCMANUS
CEO, Centre of Excellence for Prevention of Organ Failure 
KAREN GELMON
Clinical Professor of Medicine, UBC 
PAUL KEOWN
Prof. Medicine, Head of Nephrology, UBC 
JAN FRIEDMAN
Professor, Medical Genetics 
JAMES RUSSELL
Prof, UBC, St Paul’s Hospital 
HEATHER HARRIS
Director of Operations, BCCRIN 
DAVID PATRICK
Director, School of Population and Public Health 
GRAYDON MENEILLY
Head Dept. Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, UBC 
MARK FITZGERALD
Co-Director for the Institute for Heart + Lung Health, VGH 
Mohamed Kahn
Radiation Therapy and Functional Imaging, BCCA 
Deborah Money
Professor, Clinical Genetics , Women and Children’s Hospital, UBC 
Mel Krajden
Associate Director, BC Centre for Disease Control 
Andrew PENN
Neurologist, Victoria General Hospital  
Jason Andrade
Clinical Assistant Professor , Cardiology UBC 
Stuart Turvey
Senior Clinician Scientist, CFRI 
David Patrick
Director, School of Population and Public Health 
Tom Elliott
Medical Director, BC Diabetes  
Suzanne Lewis
Clinical Professor, Department of Medical Genetics, UBC,
Children’s and Women’s Health Centre of BC 
Don Sin
Canadian Research Chair in Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease St. Paul’s Hospital 
Graydon Meneilly
Head Dept. Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, UBC 
Mark FitzGerald
Co-Director for the Institute for Heart + Lung Health 
Bruce Carleton
Director, Pharmaceutical Outcomes Programme, BC Children’s Hospital
Teresa Lui-Ambrose
Canada Research Chair (Tier II), Physical Activity, Mobility, and Cognitive Neuroscience, UBC
MICHAEL BURGESS
Professor and (research) Chair in Biomedical Ethics, Centre for Applied EthicsMedical Genetics  
CARLO MARRA
Dean, School of Pharmacy, Memorial University 
STUART PEACOCK
Co-Director of the Canadian Centre for Applied Research in Cancer Control 
DON ENNS
CEO, Northern Lipids 
Larry Lynd
Professor, Collaboration for Outcomes Res. & Evaluation, FOPS, UBC 
Paul Drohan
President, Life Science BC  
HELEN BURT
Associate Vice President, Research & International, UBC 
IVO OLIVOTTO
Vice President Radiation Therapy and Functional Imaging, BCCA 
Chris Wagner
CEO Contextual Genomics 
Aslam Anis
Director, Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences 
Stirling Bryan
Director, Centre for Clinical Epidemiology & Evaluation 
Bob Sindelar
Vice President Of Research & Academic Affairs, Providence Health Care
Robert McMaster
Executive Director, VCH Research Institute 
Heather McKay
Director, Centre for Hip Health and Mobility 
Bill Barrable
CEO, Rick Hanson Institute
Alan Winters
CEO, Genome BC 
Brad Popovich
CSO, Genome BC 
Larry Kozak
Integrated Solutions Executive at TELUS 
Brendan Byrne
VP and GM TELUS Provider Solutions 
Gabe Kalmar
Vice President, Sector Development Genome BC 
David Ostrow
Former-CEO, Vancouver Coastal Health 
Heather Harris
Director of Operations, BCCRIN 
Ida Goodreau
Vice Chair Genome BC, Former CEO, Vancouver Coastal Health Director of Strategy for the Centre for Health Care Management, UBC